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it an incredible lead. they began digging in hopes of finding whatever happened to jimmy hoffa. >>> what's the deadline to register to vote? that's the question. the answer is coming up on "ask liz" on news4 at 5:00. >>> coming up in sports, friday night football. montgomery county powerhouse is taking last year's heartbreak and using it as motivation for this season. >>> tonight at 6:00, a wild ride for a police cruiser that wound up with a crash into a home. >>> it's friday. >> bik weekeg weekend. germantown, number 16 seneca valley is hosting the clint orchard. zachary, i hear a lot of other coaches from the other schools around the area are calling this the game of the week. tell us about it. >> reporter: you're exactly right. the story here is an easy one, carol. quints orchard had a great season last year but they came up short. in the state championship game they lost by one point in overtime, but now they're back. they have unfinished business. they know in order to tend to the unfinished business they have to roll through seneca valley here tonight. this is quints orchard footba
degrees. >>> police are investigating whether missing teamster leader jimmy hoffa may be buried in a detroit suburb. soil samples will be taken from a driveway of a home. a man told police he may have witnessed hoffa's burial. hoffa was last seen alive 37 years ago. >>> the university of california has agreed to pay $1 million to 21 demonstrators who were peppered spray during a protest. that was at uc davis. video of a police officer spraying demonstrators went viral. >>> a peaceful lawful demonstration on this campus was met with hostile police force in major riot gear. >> each demonstrator will receive $30,000 under the proposed settlement. their attorneys will receive the rest. the campus police officers shown spraying the students was fired. >>> j.k. rowling's first book for adults will be released today. "the casual vacancy" is a story that takes place in a peaceful english village. rowling is the most successful living writer. she said there's a chance she may write another book for young people. i wish i had her imagination. >>> a group in switzerland said it will presen
in roseville, michigan, will be drilling for clues in a search for the possible remains of jimmy hoffa. they will test soil samples from beneath the drivewaya home. looking for human remains, a tipster apparently told police a body was buried there around the time the teamsters union chief vanished 37 years ago why now? why now? >> a lot of questions about this. there are people who say maybe. you say -- >> no way. >>> a colossal waste of time and money is exactly what i said. >> we will be investigating it in full shortly. >>> meanwhile, driving while texting in most states is illegal. maybe texting while not walking near a cliff should be also. we'll have the real story coming up. ♪ keys, keys, keys, keys, keys. ♪ well, he's not very handsome ♪ to look at [ sighs ] ♪ oh, he's shaggy ♪ and he eats like a hog [ male announcer ] the volkswagen jetta. available with advanced keyless technology. control everything from your pocket, purse, or wherever. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ that dirty, old egg-suckin' dog ♪ gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone, but h
hoffa? a tip has led the fbi to eastern michigan in hopes of finding the former teamster's president. a man in the town of rosille says he saw other men bury a body just hours after hoffa went missing in 1975. hoffa was last seen meeting with two suspected mafia members at a detroit restaurant. police say they are taking the tip seriously, but they don't expect to actually find hoffa's body. >> we believe he's credible enough that he believes what he saw, that something took place that day out of the ordinary. we do not believe it's jimmy hoffa. we are not making that assumption. the timeline doesn't exactly add um to be mr. hoffa. >> there are conspiracy theories on where hoffa is buried, including beneath giants stadium in new jersey or even the ground of the white house. >>> the university of california has settled with 21 students who were pepper sprayed while protesting as part of the occupy movement. this video was from last november when campus police doused the students with pepper spray while they were peacefully protesting. the school has agreed to pay each student about $3
, vehicles and bags of weed. no one ever found a trace of the teamster boss hoffa and we have ongoing cycles of looking for him. he is not this. look for him. he is not there. it is become. countless sevens turned up nothing and now there is a new tip and a new search. cops say they have found something. maybe he is under the driveway. stay tuned. [ male announcer ] this is anna, her long day teaching the perfect swing begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. >>shepard: the national service issued a tornado warning for parts of colorado. this is southeast of denver. the warning is in effect until 4:00 eastern, so 2:00 in colorado time zone. there is a funnel cloud in the western part of the county. tune to local radio or television if you are in that area. >> new tip in the decades long search for the missing union boss hoffa leading investigators to a driveway in suburban detroit. cops taking soil samples from beneath the concrete after he may, may, may have seen s
years since jimmy hoffa went missing. the fbi is heading to eastern michigan on a tip that his body could be buried in the backyard there. a man succeays he saw other many a body just hours after hoffa went missing in 1975. he was seen meeting with two suspected mafia members. police say they are taking this tip seriously but do not expect to actually find hoffa's body. >> we believe he's credible enough that he believes what he saw, that something took place that day out of the ordinary. we do not believe it's jimmy hoffa. we are not making that assumption. the timeline doesn't exactly add up to be mr. hoffa. >> there are many conspiracy theories on where hoffa is actually buries. some rumors include him being underneath giants stadium in new jersey or even on the grounds of the white house. >>> this morning we're getting video of a dramatic explosion in washington state. a truck burst into flames while it was laying down adhesive for lane markers. it was carrying a large propane tank. flames shoot out of all side of the truck. no one was hurt. >>> a record number of american house
contain the remains of former teamsters boss jimmy hoffa. they say there's no discernible remains in the samples, but the lab is testing them and results are expected by monday. a tipster claimed the body was buried under a suburban detroit shed around the time hoffa disappeared. >>> today, ten miles of one of the busiest freeways in america closed. people in los angeles are calling it car mugedden two. will it live up to that name? last summer, drivers went through a similar closure on the 405. it went smoothly because most drivers actually tried to avoid the 405. are they doing it again this year? lots of construction activity behind you, but thankfully, no, i guess, traffic tie-ups anywhere. >> we actually just got an update from the l.a. fire department and the organizations that are running this construction. we're actually hearing that so far, there aren't any major massive delays anywhere in the los angeles area. it does appear that people are listening to the public warning to try to stay at home. i'm going to quote the fire chief here and she actually said that carmageddo
number stands now in their battle with the braves. >>> plus trying to figure out if jimmy hoffa's body was buried under this driveway. >>> see you bullpen! >> the nationals magic number down to three. they powered past the phillies 7-3 last night in philadelphia. gio gonzalez picked up his 20th win of the season. that's the most in the major leagues. the magic number remains four still because the braves won again as well. the nationals will take on the national championship cardinals this weekend in st. louis. >> we're going to do this. >> just this weekend. >> we're going to go. >> you and me? >> yes, the whole news 4 team. >> i thought you maeeant to the playoffs or world series. >> hope we can do that too. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson telling us about rain moving through our area. >>> that's right. from the big rains we had last night, just some lingering showers are left as you take a look outside. and to the radar, you can see this is it really. i'm not seeing any lightning, but the showers moving through, areas around leesburg and into d.c., all headed off to the
in the spotlight. why michigan police once again searching for union boss jimmy hoffa nearly 40 years after he vanished. >> we had credible information and we had to follow through with that. when the remains come back, we'll go from there. [ male announcer ] this is rudy. his morninstarts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pil. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brin more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for a day free of pain. ♪ and get the all day pain relief of aleve in liquid gels. why not take a day to explore your own backyard? with two times the points on travel, you may find yourself asking why not, a lot. chase sapphire preferred. there's more to enjoy. sale is ending soon. save 10%, 20%, even 35% on a huge selection of simmons and sealy clearance mattresses. get 2 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. even get free delivery! sleep train stacks the s
of the country's most legendary mysteries. the search for jimmy hoffa's body is now in the back of a home in roseville. something unusual did turn up on ground penetrating radar. now, police plan to start digging. they are not optimistic they are going to find hoffa but believe it is worth investigating. >>> a family found homeless after a car crashes through the garage and ends up in the dining room. the 70-year-old driver is taken to the hospital but expected to be fine. he didn't live at the house but the couple that lived inside the house was home at the time but they are not hurt. >> rough day. >> yes, it was. >> some stormy weather moving in. >>> a dramatic ending. >> i just got a treat from somebody around george mason saying it sounds like pianos falling from the sky. very heavy rain going to continue. very strong winds. you may not have been expecting it coming through right around 11:00 tonight. we are seeing the rain just down to the south of washington making its way through fairfax county. fairfax county under the gun and also loudoun county seeing some pretty good rain. what
whether missing teamster leader jimmy hoffa may be buried in a detroit suburb. soil samples will be taken from a driveway of a home. hoffa was last seen alive 37 years ago. >>> the university of california has agreed to pay $1 million to 21 demonstrators who were peppered spray during a protest. video of a police officer spring demonstrators went viral. >>> a peaceful lawful demonstration on this campus was met with hostile police force in major riot gear. >> each demonstrator will receive $30,000 under the proposed settlement. their attorneys will receive the rest. the campus police officers shown spring the students was fired. >>> j.k. rollins first book for adults will be released today. rowling is the most successful living writer. she said there's a chance she may write another book for young people. >>> a group in switzerland said it will present proof there's an earlier version of mona lisa. and was done by leonardo davinci at least 11 years before the famous one that now hangs in the louvre. the only thing different is the landscape in the background. some said davinci couldn't ha
of solving the decades old mystery over what happened to jim any hoffa. >>> 15 after the hour. nfl referees are back on the job. the regular refs received a standing ovation before they took to the field in last night's ravens-bengals game in baltimore. this is the first game played since the nfl and referees union reached agreement on a contract. players and fans were furious with the performance during the first three weeks of the season. commissioner goodell apologized to the fans for the lockout. >> we're sorry to bring our fans through that. we're sorry to bring the general public through that. that's, unfortunately, part of labor management disputes. >> the referees union plans to vote today and tomorrow on a labor deal. this will give you a sense of just how controversial those replacement refs were. one las vegas sports book is offering refunds to those who bet on the packers-seahawks game. seahawks won by a bad touchdown call in the final play of the game. >>> a texas man faces extortion charges, admitting to trying to get money from redskins quarterback robert griffin iii. richard
at an eastern michigan home in an attempt to find jimmy hoffa. a man told officials he saw a man burying a body in the backyard in 1975 on the same day hoffa was last seen. the rumor hoffa's body has finally been found has drawn visitors, including a man who says it has to be hoffa because his sister is a psychic. >>> today minneapolis police will try to figure out what sparked a deadly shooting inside a sign making business. investigators say a man went inside the store yesterday afternoon, killed four people, and injured four others before killing himself. police don't know if the man worked for the business, and they're looking for a motive behind the shooting. 3 of the 4 injured are in critical condition. >>> later today in aurora, colorado, files involving the theater shooting suspect james holmes will be released. it will provide new insight into the deadly theater shooting two months ago. holmes is accused of killing 16 and injuring 58 more. >>> a deadly crime in a high end store is caught on surveillance video. several masked men burst into a saks fifth avenue with sledgehammers. smashe
. >>> ahead on news4 today, why answers to the mystery of what happened to jimmy hoffa could be found in this driveway. >>> plus, the price of education. why that college degree is weighing down more and more americans. >>> scattered somehowers in our area this morning. your forecast is next with weather and traffic on t >>> "harry potter" will hit this ball to left-center. it is carrying. >> the nationals' magic number is now down to four. they beat the phillies 8-4 last night thanks in part to that bryce harper home run. it was the rookie phenom's 20th homer of the season. the braves also won last night so their first place remains at four games. >> for people who may not be as closely acquainted with baseball as you were, that four represents the number of games they have to win in order to get the baseball title. >> yes. >> i'm just saying. some people are like four what? >> i'm not necessarily closely -- what is it you said? >> closely acquainted. >> i'm just a fan. >> veronica johnson is in the storm center now with a look at the warm start to the morning. >> look, i'm closely a
security. >> thanks, guys. >>> to michigan and the enduring mystery of jimmy hoffa's disappearance. all eyes on a driveway in suburban detroit where authorities will dig in search of human remains. nbc's john yang is there for us. john, good morning. >> reporter: the path for the search for jimmy hoffa has been a long and twisted one, and today it does come here to this driveway in suburban detroit. they are going to take soil samples today to see if the answer to the mystery lies here. more than 37 years after jimmy hoffa vanished without a trace the trail has led to this suburban home. an informant claims he saw a body buried her around the time hoffa went missing. he told dan muldea, the author of "the off anwar sadats." >> very convinced hoffa is buried at this particular location. >> we believe the witness saw something and it was credible enough that we have to continue the investigation at this point. >> reporter: using ground-penetrating radar, authorities found signs of something about two feet under the driveway. today they will take a soil sample to look for evidence of human
. >>> to michigan and the enduring mystery of jimmy hoffa's disappearance. all eyes on a driveway in suburban detroit where authorities will dig in search of human remains. nbc's john yang is there for us. john, good morning. >> reporter: the path for the sech for jimmy hoffa has been a long and twisted one, and today it does come here to this driveway in suburban detroit. they are going to take soil samples today to see if the answer to the mystery lies here. more than 37 years after jimmy hoffa vanished without a trace the trail has led to this suburban home. an informant claims he saw a body buried her around the time hoffa went missing. he told dan muldea, the author of "the off anwar sadats." >> very convinced hoffa is buried at this particular location. >> we believe the witness saw something and it was credible enough that we have to continue the investigation at this point. >> reporter: using ground-penetrating radar, authorities found signs of something about two feet under the driveway. today they will take a soil sample to look for evidence of human remains. hoffa was last seen out
jimmy hoffa? we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around rl i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." at the united nations today. israeli's prime minister benjamin netanyahu on the world stage literally drawing a red line he warns iran cannot cross in its development of nuclear weapons. cnn's foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty is in new york joining us now with the dramatic details. jill. >> reporter: right, wolf. red lines don't lead to war. red lines prevent wars. at least that's what the prime minister thinks. in a dramatic speech to the u. l assembly israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu pulled out a chart showing a bomb then drew a red line near the top. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage ofuclerichment necessary to makea bomb. before iets tooint where 's a few monthsaway or a few weeks away from ain enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weon. >> reporter: it was simplistic but chilling illustration of whenir's nuclear program must be stopped. and he laid out a im >> by xt spring, at sty
deathbed confession leading to another search for jimmy hoffa's body. >> also ahead, a woman accused of torching her own car, but it was all in the name of self improvement. we'll explain that next. you are watching "world news now." ♪ hold it in ♪ ♪ now you're working building a mystery ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. mystery ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. >>> welcome back. by colonial penn life insurance. ♪ hold it in ♪ it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. [ female announcer ] caroline penry began using olay total effects in 2001. since then there's
to talk to you. >>> to michigan now and the enduring mystery of jimmy hoffa's disappearance. they will search for remains. john yang is there. >> reporter: good morning. this is the latest stop on the twisted path searching for jimmy hoffa. investigators are in that shed, gathering a soil sample to see if the mystery of jimmy hoffa rests here. more than 37 years after jimmy hoffa vanished without a trace, the trail led to this suburban home. an informant claims he saw a body buried here around the time hoffa went missing. first told the author of "the hoffa wars." >> he is adamant that he is buried at this location. >> reporter: he directed him to the local police. >> we believe the witness did observe something and we felt credible enough to take the investigation to this point. >> reporter: using ground penetrating radar, authorities found signs of something about two feet under the driveway. today, they'll take a soil sample to look for evidence of human remains. hoffa was last seen outside a detroit restaurant in 1975, apparently lured by two mob figures. since then, the
. then teamsters' union president james hoffa. and later, the head of the consumer financial protection bureau updates congress on the progress of his agency. >> i think people really like to see how, where politicians' views have shifted over the years. i think people like to see whether mitt romney 1994 was campaigning for welfare reform, against welfare reform, for abortion. they want to see where he was doing it during his 2002 campaign, 2007. i think people really like to see how these politicians have evolved, and there's sort of an element to it that's almost a gotcha element, but there's also an element like people are like this is incredibly interesting. >> i've tried to think why it is that he has changed so often, why he finds it so difficult to come down on one side of an issue, instead sort of floats between both issues. ♪ >> as someone who's running for state office for the first time, does it help that your name is barack obama in terms of -- >> rod's a trailblazer and a hero of mine. >> i think the best way to describe it is sort of it's the viral beating heart of the interne
mysteries, where is jimmy hoffa's body? about thell you latest theory. putood news for people to eome mor >> the holidays are getting closer.nd >> it is hard to believe it is already here and that means the malls and the stores will give this year. news for the high unemployment rate. some 700,000 seasonal jobs are country.ss the suzanne kennedy has more on this coming just that is for the holidays. >> already the stores are taking applications. more than 600,000 got temporary employment year even more will be for the holidays. what consumers may not be for the shopping season, retailers are getting ready. wal-mart, toys r us as they are theirng to increase seasonal help over last year. >> i'm going to try target as well. >> that is good news for this apply for a job at wal-mart. >> i hope it lasts longer than the seasonal. e some many ofar us who need work. upstores planned to ramp their hiring from last christmas. indicatory that as an economy is improving. >> if retailers are going to be people it is bothraging because are expecting their par or higher than a year ago. that is great ne
the decades long search for jimmy hoffa. the teamsters boss disappeared in 1975. now police are planning to dig up a michigan driveway because a man claims he saw someone burying a body there many years ago, okay? neighbors and police alike are skeptical. >> this is just a nice, quiet little neighborhood. we're one block from the police station. i'm surprised someone would want to bury someone in their backyard there. >> not saying this is jimmy hoffa. we're saying there is possibly a body intered in this area. around the same time frame that mr. hoffa disappeared. the time frame is off. we do not believe it is jimmy hoffa. martha: we'll see. the last time jimmy hoffa was seen in detroit. the search for his body led police from the end zone of giants stadium, remember that one, to a horse farm in michigan. we'll keep you posted. bill: i thought he was at burger king drive through. >>> serious news. a group group of top senators demanding answering on the deadly attack in benghazi after two weeks of ever changing stories from the administration. they sent a letter to susan rice, ambassado
. >>> police in michigan think they might have a lead on where jimmy hoffa is buried. a dying detroit man tells police he believes he saw hoffa's body being buried 35 years ago. investigators will take soil samples from beneath a detroit driveway to determine if a body is buried there. jimmy hoffa was last seen in 1975. despite a number of searches over the years, his body has not been found even when they built the new giants stadium which was the great rumor for so long. >>> today's deep dive. more evidence that money will not decide this race. four months there was hand wringing about high money donors and contributors that wrote big checks in 2008 would sit in the sidelines in 2012 and a big money deficit would make a difference in a tight presidential race. back in early february, the president reversed a long held position on super pacs signaling they should pony up and to democrats it was safe to ask for outside money themselves. he teased the decision in an interview with nbc's matt lauer. >> if you ask me would i love to take some of the big money out of politics? i would. unfortunatel
confession leading to another search for jimmy hoffa's body. >> also ahead, a woman accused of torching her own car, but it was all in the name of self improvement. we'll explain that next. you are watching "world news now." ♪ hold it in f ♪ now you're working building a mystery ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. >>> welcome back. by colonial penn life insurance. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. since then, there's been one wedding, 2 kids, and 43 bottles of olay total effects. so in spite of 185 tantrums 378 pre-dawn starts and a lot of birthdays, caroline still looks amazing. you can challenge what's possible thanks to the trusted pe
of the year." >>> the decades-long search for jimmy hoffa has now led to the driveway of a home near detroit. a tip from a dying man was credible enough for authorities to announce they're going to test soil samples from underneath the driveway, though they doubt any remains found would actually be from the former teamster's boss. >>> and if you thought google maps were a good way to get around town, well, check this out. users can now navigate their way under water. these pictures of coral reefs are displayed much like the street view feature. so it comes in handy when you want to go scuba diving. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,413 after falling 44 points yesterday. the s&p lost 8. the nasdaq dropped 24. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo nikkei gained 43, while in hong kong, the hang seng jumped 234. >>> well, mixed housing data and unrest in europe extended the s&p's losing streak on wednesday. the median price of new homes sold in august rose by a record amount. however, sales of new homes dipped
resting taped resting place of jimmy hoffa investigators will dig in the detroit area home a man has come for and he thinks he saw off of buried there 35 years ago if there have been countless theories about what happened to the teamsters boss, his body has never been found. >>> researchers in switzerland clamed they found a second inning for the mona lisa it reveals what they say an earlier painting of the younger mona lisa. they spanned three decades doing x-rays and examinations to back up the klanclaim they say that painting hung i noticed for a century but not everybody is convinced. some experts say it was probably an unknown pay painter who tried to copy density here's a peek out side, we have low clouds and fog not much changing weather wise where is dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the mo
search for the body of jimmy hoffa. a man said that he saw someone something in a black bag years ago. busiest freeway angeles, a 10 mile the 405 is closing for the weekend. they are putting in a new bridge, a ramp, and a carpool lane. there will be no orange line e between vienna and east falls church on metro. no green line service between avenue and branch from 10:00 tonight until closing on sunday. shuttle buses will be available. red line trains will single n noma and fort totten. yellow line trains will single huntington and braddock road. no work on the blue line this weekend. there's a plan in place to keep nationalsing if any playoff games run late. now an online company called leading social says it will pay for extended service. the company is putting down the it as ato cover deposit. and elementary school in washington had a l guest, washington .izards guard john wall he spoke with students and promoted a new school fitness program. brianne carter has details. >> a special start to the school for students of simon elementary in southeast d.c. the washington wizards guard l
of jimmy hoffa's body. they will take soil samples from the ground beneath a driveway after a man told them he believes he witnessed hoffa's burial 35 years ago. there have been a number of searches for hoffa since the teamster leader disappeared in 1975. an enduring mystery there. wow. >>> what has four wheels and fleas? well, take a look at this. dogs competing in stroller races in a california backyard. other dogs are their hapless passengers. the four canines live with the same california family. >> they need more maneuverable strollers there. but that's not all they can do. this talented crew, races on scooters and kiddie cars with more crashes than bumpers car. their owner says they're all total clowns and having fun. look at those wagging tails. you can see, the proof is in the pudding. >> that is cute video. >>> all right. coming up next, she made magic and millions, almost a billion from the harry potter series for kids. but now will j.k. rowling reel in their parents. we'll hear from the author as she prepares to release her first book for adults. >>> also coming up, a food fight
jimmy hoffa disappeared a brand new search for the teamster's body. where police are now looking and what sparked this whole search. we're live with that story just ahead. >>> plus college debt is spiraling out of control. it reached a brand new record. what is behind the increase and who will get hit the hardest next? [ female announcer ] they can be enlightening. hey, bro. or engaging. conversations help us learn and grow. at wells fargo, we believe you can never underestimate the power of a conversation. it's this exchange of ideas that helps you move ahead with confidence. so when the conversation turns to your financial goals... turn to us. if you need anything else, let me know. [ female announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far. [ female announcer ] wells fargo. and every day since, two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many are
in for brooke baldwin. i know you all want to know about what happened today in the search for jimmy hoffa. we have some news on that. and you've seen your food bills, your gas prices, all of that go up. but what is up with the water bill these days? in some places charges have tripled. we have got all that and more. but first, to politics. >>> mitt romney is venturing out of the swing states today. romney this hour is trying to pluck pennsylvania from the grasp of president obama with just 39 days until the election. pennsylvania's one of the states that is leaning toward obama, but not -- so, jim, we have been seeing romney confine his campaign to the nine swing states, why is he taking a shot at a state that has been leaning obama? >> reporter: yeah, fredricka, it did catch a lot of people off guard today to hear mitt romney not only at a fund-raiser earlier this morning but at an event that wrapped up here at a valley forge military academy. he said he'll win the state of pennsylvania and this state has not traditionally in the last several months been lumped in with the other swing states
on the field tonight. >>> is this where jimmy hoffa is buried? a radar machine detects something underneath it. is a 37-year-old mystery about to be solved? >>> and pop sensation psy returns to south korea and the place where gangnam style all started. and our cameras are right there with him today, thursday, september 27th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> see the smile on my face? >> i see it. >> a lot of football fans feeling that way. that's right, the news now that the nfl's regular referees will be back in action starting tonight. it's welcome news for a lot of players, coaches, and, of course, fans of the game. >> maybe some gamblers too. it comes after two days of intense negotiations that picked up steam following outrage over that controversial call that decided monday night's game. when you look at this agreement, it appears the league caved with officials getting pretty much everything they wanted. was this lockout worth it for the nfl? we'll get into that straight ahead. >>
of the replacement official is over. the regular referees back on the field tonight. >>> is this where jimmy hoffa is buried? a radar machine detects something underneath it. is a 37-year-old mystery about to be solved? >>> and pop sensation psy returns to south korea and the place where gangnam style all started. and our cameras are right there with him today, thursday, september 27th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> see the smile on my face? >> i see it. >> a lot of football fans feeling that way. that's right, the news now that the nfl's regular referees will be back in action starting tonight. it's welcome news for a lot of players, coaches, and, of course, fans of the game. >> maybe some gamblers too. it comes after two days of intense negotiations that picked up steam following outrage over that controversial call that decided monday night's game. when you look at this agreement, it appears the league caved with officials getting pretty much everything they wanted. was this lockout w
crimes. >>> a new lead that could solve one of america's great mysteries. the search for jimmy hoffa outside a suburban detroit home. after all these years. >> no kidding. >>> good morning, everybody, welcome to "early start." we're so glad you're with us on a thursday. i'm alina cho. >> so glad you're back. >> john berman is hosting "starting point" for us today. >>> football fans across the country can go back to cursing out the real referees again because the nfl lockout is finally over. the blown call that blew everybody's mind on monday night, sure lit a fire. the league and its referees reaching a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement. this was late last night. should we call it early this morning? >> early this morning. >> everything is moving quickly. all of this means no more replacement refs. commissioner roger goodell confirming the regular officials will be back on the field tonight when the baltimore ravens host the cleveland browns. jason carroll is here. the league had to move quickly. >> a lot of relief there. >> this was spiraling out of control. >> absolute
of jimmy hoffa focused on a home in suburban detroit. investigators plan to drill underneath the concrete driveway and test soil from the house in roseville, michigan. police say radar detected some kind of anomaly as they're calling it underneath the home. they are working off a tip from a man who claims a body was buried there at te same time the teamster leader disappeared in 1975. police say the test results should be available in the next week. >> wouldn't that be something? >>> not much is known by j.k. rowling except that it is for adults only. casual vacancy goes on sale today and it's a world away from marry and the hogwarts. her new book features sex, drugs and lots of swear words. we'll have a live report from a london book store at the bottom of the hour. >> i can't wait. he was the only boy on the girls varsity volleyball team. right? now the league has changed its mind. we'll tell you why and what happened. coming up next. he's not very h♪ ♪ to look at [ sighs ] ♪ oh, he's shaggy ♪ and he eats like a hog [ male announcer ] the volkswagen jetta. available with advance
today about the president's second term plans for big labor. teamster's president james hoffa said that president obama has a big gift for organized labor if he wins in november. he says the president will push for a controversial change to how unions are allowed to organize. john informant is a columnist with a magazine and an author. john, good to see you today. what do you think this big gift for labor is all about? >> apparently lots of people have an understanding of what the president's second term is, but he's not going to share that with the person people. remember he told the russian president, give a message to vladimir putin, i will have more flexibility in my second term. well apparently he's sending that same message to jimmy hoffa the head of the teamster's union, he'll have more flexibility. a gift to the labor unions? it's not probably something congress can pass because they will probably be controlled in the house by the problems. it will probably be an executive order. i think we will see an executive order that stretches to the outer limits the executive authori
,000 people have died in the 18- month long conflict. >>> will the 37-year-old mystery of jimmy hoffa's disappearance be solved this week? tomorrow crews are going to dig up some cement at a home in roseville, michigan. police got a tip from a credible source that something was buried there the same time hoffa disappeared. the teamsters boss is rumored to be buried many places, including giant stadium but he's never been found. >>> the same company that built the ronald reagan building will be repairing the washington monument. the national park service announced its chosen contract -- it's chosen a contractor wednesday. the monument has been closed since the earthquake 13 months ago and will likely remain closed till 2014. >>> if you know a bride who's planning her wedding, she can join brides against breast cancer and get a deeply discounted wedding gown. we have the details at 5:49. >> in sports at 5:21, the nationals will be losing one of their coaches after this season. >> who knew. >> howard is going to tell us just how much rain we could be getting. he has the seven-day forecas
field of the reelection campaign. james hoffa says the labor union supports president obama and has criticized republicans and mitt romney for favoring ceos over workers. after the rnc convention he told the "huffington post" net romney once to annihilate labor workers. the obama administrations has been a mixed bag. even when democrats dominated the house and senate some say they took labor support for granted when they took self carolina to host last week's convention. and the free-trade agreement printer hurt american workers. the unions must juggle the demands of members wild businesses big for mercy in a weak economy. earlier this week the fedex ceo had to loosen his grip to allow the independent chairman to toe the line of escalating pay in seven of cutting jobs. at know whether time says mister hoffa has the labor unit seen so divorces to take away the rights we have fought to secure. corporations have become too rich and too powerful. he has been at the center since childhood. coughs the only son of legendary mr. james hoffa. he grew up union meetings. on his 18th birthday h
for jimmy hoffa has now led to the trif way of a home near detroit. a tip from a dying man was credible enough for authorities to announce they'll test the soil samples from underneath the driveway though they doubt any remains found would actually be from the former teamster's boss. >>> and if you thought google maps were a good way to get around town. check this out. users can now navigate their way underwater. the pictures of coral reefs are displayed much like the street view feature. pretty cool there. >>> all right, now here's your "first look" at politics. mitt romney told an audience in ohio they should not look forward to a huge cut in taxes if he's elected. romney said that's because he will also lower deductions and exemptions. >>> in an interview with "politico," newt gingrich had some debate advice for romney. gingrich says that when he faces president obama, mr. romney should "not be hostile but be assertive, clear, and direct and not back off." >>> campaigning with mitt romney in ohio yesterday was mike row, the host of "dirty jobs." the two agreed that creating jobs is t
hoffa. father of the current teamster president jim hoffa. and there have been four different attempts to find his body. there was first a rumor he had been kidnapped taken up in an airplane and pushed out over the great lakes. of course, some people still believe he's buried in the end zone of the giants stadium in new jersey. back in 2004, they tore up a detroit home because somebody had tipped them off that the floorboards -- he might have been buried under the floorboards of the home. in 2006, remember they tore down a horse barn in michigan on a tip that he was buried there. now, the latest tip is that he's buried in the driveway of a home in roseville michigan. and allegedly the owner of the -- the previous owner of the home had some ties to the mafia so today in roseville michigan, they're actually going to dig up this driveway thinking that maybe the body of james hoffa is located underneath the driveway. why don't they just give it up? right? and who's paying for all of this? tore down a horse barn and anot
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